March 11, 2019
Kiel: Coat: Barbour, Sweater: Kiel James Patrick (coming soon), Pants: Ralph Lauren, Boots: Hunter c/o Watch: Kiel James Patrick
Location: West Lulworth, Dorset // England
Going through photos of our recent trip to England and wanted to share our adventures in West Lulworth. We started off our excursion at the Dyson Headquarters in Malmesbury and ended our trip on the coast. In between we visited friends in London and explored the Cotswolds. I was really excited to see the Jurassic Coast and Durdle Door. Initially it wasn’t a part of our plan as we were supposed to fly home this past Sunday, but added a couple of extra days to our trip to avoid the snowstorm back home. I’m really glad we did as there is currently a foot of snow still on the ground here!
The views along the Jurassic Coast are breathtaking and quite unlike anything I have seen before. The area is famous for its’ geology and landforms. Most tourists visit the area to explore the natural sights. The village of West Lulworth is very small with a handful of restaurants and hotels. We booked a couple of rooms very last minute at the Castle Inn. It’s one of the oldest pubs in Dorset dating back to the 16th century. We wanted to be as close as possible to Lulworth Cove and the Durdle Door. We spent two days wandering around the village. There are lots of walking trails with gorgeous views. What I found to be the most interesting is that you can really only see the coast from the tops of the hills that surround the village. To see the Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove you can either park in a lot in the village and hike 40 minutes each way, or park 5 minutes from town in the Lulworth Cove parking lot. From there it is a 10-15 minute walk. We chose the shorter walk as it was really windy and we also had Harry with us.
The path to Durdle Door is not exactly toddler friendly. We walked Harry along the trail until we reached the stairs that led to the cove. The climb down to the Durdle Door is a little treacherous. Parts of the steps were slippery and very muddy. I was very happy I wore my Hunter Boots! We had family with us who brought Harry back to the hotel while we explored a little more. It was a really good workout walking back up those steps and uphill to the parking lot. The journey to Lulworth Cove was one of my favorite moments on our trip!